We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Island View House

Knockanroe, Castletownbere, Ireland
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Island View House
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    33
    10
    8
    0
    0
See reviews for
7
22
5
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (51)
  • Mar-May only
    (15)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (24)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (12)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (0)
All months
Reigate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a deluxe double room for one night for 70 euros, not including breakfast. I am not altogether sure what made it deluxe, apart from the bathrobes and slippers hanging in the wardrobe. There was only one bedside light and an extra bed in the room besides the double bed. There was no comfortable chair; only a stool under... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sakleshpur, India
Level Contributor
48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the upper part of Castletownbere, Island View is a 5 minutes walk from the town centre. Dennis and his wife are great hosts. This was the first B&B where we were given an option of taking just the room or the room with breakfast. We got a very comfortable and clean room. For the breakfast too we were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Province of Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It was wonderful. The house is very clean, the staff treats you like one of the family. The owner is great! The views from the hotel are just what you expect.... it doesn´t matter where you look, it is just awesome! All in all, I would go back any time and promote it to my friends.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I so enjoyed my 3 days at Island View. Denis is a hardworking, friendly guy who cooks up a mean breakfast. His Labrador Bruno was so much fun and helped me not miss my own Lab so much. The rooms are clean and comfortable, there are tea-making facilities, the view from the guest lounge is beautiful. Denis has family photos... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is the best place I have ever stayed because the host, Denis Hanafin, worked very hard to assure the success of my visit. I was visiting Castletownbere because I had made a genealogical mistake thinking my ancestors had lived near there. Denis, being an expert genealogist, told me that my family name (McDonald) was not from that area of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Athlone, Ireland
Level Contributor
168 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stayed here for one night over Easter weekend while touring around the Beara peninsula. We stayed in the lovely Dingle Suite to the front of house with huge bed and Jacuzzi bath. Reasonable B&B rates. Provided exactly what we needed after some long days walking, a clean bed, a hot shower and a short walk to grab a bite to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Lovely location, and host, Denis. Island View House is located in an advantageous spot in the heart of Castletownbere. Just a few minutes easy walk to the town main street. Stayed 4 nights in March 2015 and we thoroughly enjoyed our accommodation. Lucky to be given the Dingle Suite, with it's great views of Bere island, comfortable bed and jacuzzi... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stayed for a night and didn't choose to have breakfast due to having to set off early the next day. The room was ok and clean and it was a short walk into town. Castletownbere itself was a revelation with great seafood and pubs (notably MacCarthy's).

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nagambie
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My second visit here in 4 years. Dennis is a gregarious and wonderful host and is ably assisted by Liz. Have one of Dennis's breakfast and you will not need to think about eating for another 10 hours or so - they are huge , but well cooked. Dennis is very knowledgeable with regard to walking trips on the peninsula.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
76 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The family who run this B & B are wonderful. When you arrive you are met by Bruno the Golden lab who loves people. The rooms are comfortable and there is a tea, coffee and water station outside the room in the main hall. Breakfast is so big it takes nearly an hour to work your way through. Finally, the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

58 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (45)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (43)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Castletownbere
17.1 mi away
Glengarriff Park Hotel
Glengarriff Park Hotel
#1 of 3 in Glengarriff
4.5 of 5 stars 353 reviews
11.5 mi away
Parknasilla Resort & Spa
21.1 mi away
Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
17.0 mi away
Casey's Hotel
Casey's Hotel
#2 of 3 in Glengarriff
4.5 of 5 stars 105 reviews
8.5 mi away
Hungry Hill Lodge and Campsite
5.7 mi away
Allihies Seaview
Allihies Seaview
#2 of 3 in Allihies
4.5 of 5 stars 57 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay